System Summary Form (SSF), 2017 USBC

Team: Ivatury Last Updated Mar 20, 2017 at 19:50
Players: Lapt Chan - Jon Sorkin

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

General Bidding Style

5 card Majors (maybe 4 3rd), Strong NT, 2/1 Forcing to game.
We open balanced hands with 12 HCP and unbalanced hands with 10 or 11 HCP.
May respond with a very weak hand.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs. NT: 4th best, but often lead high or second high from bad 4 card suits.
K asks for Unblock/Count; A/Q asks for Attitude

Vs. suits: 3rd from even, low from odd, may lead high from xxx in partner's raised suit.

At the 5-level: Ace asks for attitude, King asks for count.

Defensive Signals

Signaling priority is Attitude, Count, Suit Preference. Count in cash-out situations or Qxx(x) in dummy. SP when dummy's holding is very strong (NT) or dummy has a singleton (suit)

Smith vs NT: High cards in declarer's first suit encourage the opening lead suit unless count is critical or our holding in opening lead suit is completely known.